Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jnr delivers his first State of the Nation Address on July 25, 2022. Photo: Reuters
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jnr delivers his first State of the Nation Address on July 25, 2022. Photo: Reuters

Philippines will be ‘a good neighbour’ but won’t yield territory, Marcos says in first policy speech

  • His first State of the Nation address did not mention any other country by name, or the South China Sea conflict
  • He spent the bulk of his speech on his economic plans, which will include continuing Duterte’s infrastructure programme, tax reforms and cutting the poverty rate

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jnr delivers his first State of the Nation Address on July 25, 2022. Photo: Reuters
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jnr delivers his first State of the Nation Address on July 25, 2022. Photo: Reuters
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